Dry Needling is a specialized technique in the world of chiropractic care and physical therapy that focuses on targeting defined trigger points within your muscular system. Through the use of solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles, specifically designated trigger points are targeted to relieve muscle pain. Used as a common therapeutic method for people with myofascial pain syndrome and other muscle-related discomfort, dry needling stimulates the affected muscles in efforts to relieve tension at its root.
Dry Needling is similar to Acupuncture in terms of the targeted points and purpose with needle placement, with a few key differences. In dry needling, affected muscles are defined and targeted based on physical therapy and chiropractic principles of the muscular system. In acupuncture, targeted points are related to ‘a-shi’ points in the body, and points along the meridian, which are based on traditional Chinese medicine. The key distinction between Dry Needling and Acupuncture is the targeted education behind it. Dry Needling is focused on the connection between trigger points and proven chiropractic techniques, requiring a degree of training, certification, and constant education. Here at ESP, we only believe in practicing emerging chiropractic techniques that have a solid physiological and orthopedic basis at its root.set up an appointment